Research suggests 1.5 degrees target is within reach even without large-scale use of negative emissions technology – but would require major shift in consumer behaviour. Scientists at Utrecht University in the Netherlands have modelled a way to hit tough global climate targets without resorting to the extensive use of negative emissions technology such as carbon capture and storage (CCS). Most 1.5 degree climate scenarios – a temperature limit that would save low-lying islands from rising sea levels and avert the worst economic and ecological impacts of climate change – rely heavily on negative emissions technology to make the numbers add up.

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Published: 16 April 2018